As a clinical psychologist, I listen to my clients’ stories and, together, we make sense and meaning from them.  People’s stories are the foundation of my work.

Over the years I’ve been in practice, I’ve read many, many books: books about psychology, self-help, fiction, memoirs. These books have taught me, and changed me. I encourage my clients to read them, too. During the pandemic, I’ve read even more books , whether I listen to them, read them on my Kindle, or the old-fashioned way (you know, a book).

I’ve always loved everything about books and reading:  books, libraries, bookstores. When I was growing up, I imagined opening a bookstore/café, where people could read and hang out.

Eventually, I went to college and studied journalism, English, and creative writing.  After working in book publishing for a short time,  I went to graduate school to study psychology, and I’ve been practicing psychology for more than 25 years. That’s where My Therapist Told Me to Read This comes in. It’s my virtual book café. It’s a place I can introduce authors to books I love and bring readers together. We'll also hear about how people tell their stories through other mediums:  podcasts, essays, music, movies, art.  There are endless ways in which people tell their stories.

My Therapist Told Me to Read This is for you If you love stories on personal development, novels, and memoirs which teach us about emotions, relationships, and ourselves. You’ll get to know authors, in recorded and transcribed interviews, and find a warm, welcoming reading community.

So please join me as I come full circle with My Therapist Told Me to Read This.  As I always say—

A good book lights the way.